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New Mexico State Police Conducting Sobriety Checkpoints; Saturation Patrols Across State In April

on March 26, 2019 - 9:13am

NMSP News:

STATEWIDE – New Mexico State Police (NMSP) will be conducting sobriety checkpoints; saturation patrols and registration, insurance and driver's license checkpoints during the month of April in all counties across the state.

NMSP is bringing awareness to these events in an effort to reduce alcohol related fatalities through continued media attention and intensive advertising. These checkpoints are helping to change society's attitude about drinking and driving.

Hundreds of lives could be saved each year if every driver had the courage to make the right decision not to drink and

Pot Hole Crews On The Job

on March 25, 2019 - 3:48pm

County road crews are on the job today repairing pot holes around town including the area of Trnity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

County road crews today repairing pot holes on Trnity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

NMDOT Discusses NM 502 Project At Public Meeting

on March 24, 2019 - 9:04am
Members of the public attend the NMDOT meeting on the N.M. 502 roadway reconstruction project Wednesday in Fuller Lodge. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Souder, Miller & Assoc. and Star Paving Consultant Designer for NMDOT Matthew Nighbert discusses the project. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Drivers, get ready.

Fatal Rollover Crash On I-25 In Santa Fe County

on March 22, 2019 - 4:08pm
NMSP News:
 
SANTA FE At about 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal rollover crash on Interstate 25 around mile post 277, near Santa Fe.
 
The initial investigation indicated that a Ford Expedition occupied by five individuals was traveling north on Interstate 25 towing a Dodge Pickup on a flatbed trailer.
 
For reasons still under investigation the Expedition appears to have lost control, overcorrected and then rolled.
 
A middle row passenger in the Expedition, Zenaida Lopez, 68, of Kansas City, Kan., was ejected and suffered fatal injuries, she

News Alert: Water Break On NM 4 North Of Rover

on March 22, 2019 - 3:39pm

COUNTY News:

Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities water crews are responding to a water break on N.M. 4 just north of Rover Boulevard in White Rock.

Crews are mobilizing traffic control devices to drop a lane affecting eastbound traffic heading toward N.M. 502.

Customers in White Rock may experience low water pressure and there may be air in the lines.

Estimated time of repairs is unknown at this time.

Diamond Drive Asphalt/Pothole Repairs Begin Monday

on March 21, 2019 - 3:33pm

COUNTY News:

Weather Permitting, Los Alamos County Traffic and Streets crews will continue to patch potholes on Diamond Drive beginning Monday March 25. 

Work will begin at Trinity Drive and Diamond Drive and continue toward the San Ildefonso Road round-a-bout on the north bound lanes.

Motorists should expect a moving single lane closure indicated by a digital arrow board. Please slowdown in the work zone and follow all temporary construction signage. It is anticipated work will be completed by Friday March 29.

Residents with questions are asked to call the County’s Traffic & Streets

Los Alamos Public Information Meeting & Open House On NM 502 Roadway Reconstruction Tonight

on March 20, 2019 - 10:14am

Map of the N.M. 502 Roadway Reconstruction project. Courtesy/NMDOT

NMDOT News:

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is hosting a public information meeting and open house on the N.M. 502 Roadway Reconstruction at 5 p.m. today in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge at 2132 Central Ave.

Public Meeting Purpose: NMDOT is sponsoring this meeting to discuss the roadway reconstruction improvements to CN 5100650R3 on N.M. 502 (Trinity Drive) MP 1.257 to MP 2.053 in Los Alamos County.

Meeting Overview: NMDOT representatives, Souder, Miller & Assoc.

Increase In Deer And Elk Presence On Local Streets

on March 18, 2019 - 11:24am

The presence of deer and elk is increasing on local streets especially around dusk. This young deer held up motorists for several minutes early Sunday evening on Rose Street before meandering over to nibble on a patch of grass. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

Don't Forget Road Construction Begins Monday!

on March 17, 2019 - 10:52pm

The New Mexico Department of Transportation road work project is set to get underway Monday morning on N.M. 502. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The NMDOT road work project gets underway Monday morning on N.M. 502. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

County Cone Zone: Week Of March 18

on March 15, 2019 - 2:51pm
COUNTY News:
 
New Mexico Department of Transportation(NMDOT) and Star Paving Company will begin roadway reconstruction on N.M. 502 from mile post 1.257 to mile post 2.053 in Los Alamos. The contractor will begin construction and preparation for detour paving.
 
Starting this week: N.M. 502 will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Motorists can expect minor delays 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and short duration temporary closures during non-peak hours at the east end of the project in the existing 2-lane section of the roadway using flagging operation.
 
This project will

Businesses Hear Update On NM 502 Roundabout Construction At Monthly Chamber Breakfast

on March 15, 2019 - 2:20pm
During the Chamber Business Breakfast Thursday at UNM-LA, Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities Engineering Project Manager Dennis Segura, left, and Los Alamos County Public Works Director Philo Shelton updated business members on road construction mitigation to take place during the creation of a roundabout N.M. 502 and DP Road. Several of those who have businesses on DP Road expressed concern about loss of business during the construction. The presenters assured them that there would always be access to DP Road and signage would explain alternative routes.

NMDOT: Public Meeting On Roundabout March 20

on March 15, 2019 - 11:40am

Public Works Director Briefs County Council On Roads

on March 15, 2019 - 8:46am
Public Works Department Director Philo Shelton presents the status of local road conditions during the County Council meeting Tuesday night at the White Rock Fire Station. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
From potholes to roundabouts, the streets around Los Alamos have recently received a lot of attention. As a result, Public Works Department Director Philo Shelton reported on various efforts for road maintenance during Tuesday night’s Los Alamos County Council work session at the White Rock Fire Station.
 

NM 4 Has Reopened

on March 14, 2019 - 4:34pm

Traffic Alert Update:

N.M. 4 has reopened to traffic.

A stretch of the roadway was closed Wednesday due to an extremely high volume of downed trees that continued to fall and pose a severe public safety risk as a result of high winds.

The County reminds motorists to continue to use caution when traveling the roadway and to watch for fallen trees and icy conditions.

NM 4 Remains Closed Until Further Notice

on March 13, 2019 - 5:46pm

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department reports that the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has advised that N.M. 4 will remain closed until New Mexico State Police opens it.

NMDOT also stated they will not send crews into the Jemez until Thursday.

County: Wind Advisory, Tree And Power Line Alert

on March 13, 2019 - 3:45pm
COUNTY News:
 
The Los Alamos County Emergency Management Department has issued a wind advisory, fallen tree and power line alert.
 
Large trees are continuing to fall throughout Los Alamos County. Citizens are cautioned to avoid parking, walking and driving near large trees and power lines.
 
The Emergency Management Department is instructing citizens to report emergencies to the Los Alamos Police Department and avoid non-emergency calls at this time.

Traffic Alert Update: NM 4 To Remain Closed Westbound From West Jemez Road At LANL Back Gate

on March 13, 2019 - 3:00pm

Traffic Alert Update:

Due to an extremely high volume of downed trees that continue to fall and pose a severe public safety risk as a result of today’s high winds event, LAPD will continue to keep N.M. 4 CLOSED westbound from West Jemez Road (at the LANL “back gate”) until further notice.

Access eastbound on N.M. 4 at West Jemez Road at the back gate remains open to Bandelier and White Rock.

LAPD successfully extracted several motorists on N.M. 4 earlier today when multiple tree-fall events occurred, clearing a path to trapped cars that were traveling on the highway.

More Scenes From Road Conditions On NM 4

on March 13, 2019 - 2:46pm

Scene of hazardous road conditions this afternoon along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene of fallen tree making for hazardous road conditions this afternoon along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene of hazardous road conditions this afternoon along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scene of hazardous road conditions this afternoon along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Scenes From Hazardous Road Conditions Along NM 4

on March 13, 2019 - 12:38pm

Ice and snow and fallen trees make for hazardous driving conditions today along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Fallen tree blocking roadway today along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Truck stuck in snow today along N.M. 4. Courtesy/LAPD

Traffic Alert Update: Fifty To 100 Trees Down On N.M. 4 Between Back Gate And Valles Caldera

on March 13, 2019 - 12:02pm

Traffic Alert Update:

The Los Alamos Police Department is asking motorists to avoid driving roadways adjacent to large forested areas because of high winds and the danger of falling trees.

Fifty to 100 trees are down on N.M. 4 between the back gate and the Valles Caldera National Preserve.

LAPD and the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) are cutting a path through for stranded motorists. Large snow drifts also are present on areas of the roadway.

Traffic crews are receiving multiple reports of downed trees falling into roadways around Los Alamos County, especially those

Canceled: NM 502 – Roadway Reconstruction & Roundabout Public Meeting Due To Weather

on March 13, 2019 - 11:50am

NMDOT News:

The Public Information Meeting on the N.M. 502 – Roadway Reconstruction & Roundabout scheduled for 5 p.m. today has been canceled due to inclement weather.

Downed Trees Throughout Los Alamos Pose Safety Risk

on March 13, 2019 - 9:54am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Police Department is asking motorists to avoid driving roadways adjacent to large forested areas because of high winds and the danger of falling trees.

Traffic crews are receiving multiple reports this morning of downed trees falling into roadways, especially those areas near heavily forested lands with large trees such as West Jemez Road, N.M. 502, N.M. 501 and Camp May Road.

Traffic Alert: N.M. 4 Is Closed Near Back Gate!

on March 13, 2019 - 8:37am

COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Police Department has CLOSED N.M. 4 at the Laboratory “back gate” in both directions because of downed trees in the roadway.

N.M. 4 is closed for about a two mile stretch in either direction from the T intersection of W. Jemez Road/N.M. 4 from mile marker 47 to 49. However, the State is highly discouraging any travel along N.M.4 from White Rock to Jemez Springs because of blowing and drifting snow and zero visibility.

Check back to ladailypost.com for updates:

New Mexico Senate Nixes School Bus Air Conditioners After Hot Debate

on March 11, 2019 - 10:12pm
By MILAN SIMONICH
Few issues have fired up the New Mexico Senate this session like a bill to require air conditioning on school buses in hot locales.
 
After a vigorous, hourlong debate Saturday, senators defeated the proposal by a vote of 23-16.
 
Sen. Jeff Steinborn, D-Las Cruces, sponsor of Senate Bill 321, said installing air conditioners on school buses is a matter of public safety. The state is responsible for buying the buses. Drivers and kids are better protected if they are kept comfortable, he said.
 
Skeptical colleagues gave him an earful.

County Notice Of Possible Quorum March 13

on March 9, 2019 - 8:20am

COUNTY News:

Members of the Los Alamos County Council may attend the N.M. 502 Roundabout Public Meeting, 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, March 13 in the Pajarito Room at Fuller Lodge.

A quorum may be present, however, no action will be taken.

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